The 2020 Sailing Programme

The 2020 sailing programme is subject to the wind and tides caused by the Covid-19 situation. We will do our best to hold whatever events are possible within the current guidelines. The best information we have is reflected below and here. Please check back regularly for the latest updates on this web page
  • Sailing
  • Training
  • Social

Sailing Programme

Every Thursday from May 7 (weather permitting)

On water sailing (including racing alternate weeks only).
Alte Donau, Hofbauer’s Sailing School, 17:30h. Cost TBD Euro

Sailing started May 7. Racing from May 21 then every two weeks.

Open to guests on a limited basis

May to October

Catamaran Sailing on Neusiedler See
This year the club Dart will be based back at Podersdorf. Contact Dave Berry or Davide Parise for the programme and booking.

Postponed to 15-22 May 2021

SCI Spring Sailing in Greece
Regatta or Flotilla sailing in The Sporades Islands from Skiathos. An interesting one week trip. Build your big boat experience and miles as skipper or crew; this is a fun early season week.

Click here to find out more

August 1

Spring Regatta with Social Evening
Alte Donau, Hofbauer’s Sailing School. The first race event of the season.
Contact David Webb


Sprinto Liga
Learn to race on the Sprinto boats at Boats2sail based at Rust on the Neuseidler See

May, postponed/cancelled Aug 28-30

Regionalliga Ost
The third season of the Regionalliga Ost with many short races with crews of 4 people all on the Sunbeam 22.1. 1st round at Podersdorf, 2nd round at Copabeach Vienna.

Autumn 2020

Lake Balaton Cruise weekend
A regular favourite

June 20

Summer Regatta
Alte Donau, Hofbauer’s Sailing School. Look forward to a balmy Saturday close to midsummer. Sometimes there is also wind


Sisi Cup for Ladies
Sailing on the proven Regionalliga Sunbeam 22.1, let’s send another Ladies team to this event on Attersee

September 12 or 13

Bart’s Bash and Club Autumn Regatta with Social Evening

August 29, September 5 or September 5-12

SCI Island Adventure Sailing in Croatia
Don’t miss out on a sailing holiday in 2020 due to the COVID 19 travel restrictions, SCI have reserved 3 luxury yachts for a week of sailing in Croatia (29th August – 5th September AND 5th September – 12th September) with a 40% discount for the Greek flotilla clients and any club members that wish to join before the summer disappears.

We have already had a lot of interest and taken some bookings, but more cabins are available to book, see the link below.

October 24-31

VISC Adriatic Week and Bob Pitt Memorial Trophy
A fun week of cruising, training and regattas amongst the islands of the Croatian coast. The flagship event of the VISC season.

Training Programme

All Year

Sailing shore-based theory courses
A correspondence course is available. Several members have signed up so far. First Aid, Sea Survival and VHF courses arranged when there is demand.

TBA when required

RYA Yachtmaster/Day/Coastal Skipper & optional Sea Survival/First Aid practical courses in Cornwall, UK

April-May, postponed to Sept - Oct

BFA (Inshore) training course

As reguested

Croatian B Skipper practical course & theory course
3-day course from Sibenik, Croatia


Introduction to Sailing
Theory lecture for beginners on Thursday after the opening Thursday “on-water” practic

TBD - one week

RYA Skipper’s course in Croatia
Sibenik, Croatia (theory course should be completed berore). A non-tidal course in gentler waters. One group of 5 VISC members to choose the date. 

Late May - Early June

Lake Garda Flying Week
The VISC, in its long lasting relationship with the Andrew Simpson Foundation (Bart’s Bash), has obtained favourable conditions for its members to join a sailing training week in their Andrew Simpson Sailing Center on the spectacular shores of Lake Garda.

Late June - Early July

Summer Sailing Course for Kids
Summer Sailing for Kids between 6 and 12 years. English and/or French classes possible! Hofbauer Segelschule, Alte Donau

Social Programme

As announced

VICREC Club Open Days
VIC Rotunda

Feb-Mar 2020

Cinema Night

March 5-8

Austrian Boat Show
Tullner Messe, Tulln
Come and pick up some bargains for the new season!

August 12

Summer BBQ
On the Neu Donau, a shore based party without sailing!

26 November 2020

Annual General Meeting
Come to the AGM to meet members and to find out about opportunities to learn to sail in 2021 (€5 discount on membership fee). F1001, 17:30

Dec 3 or 10

Christmas Dinner and Prize giving

Special events

Fix in the programme

Here you find more information about our special events. Our club own regatta for example, takes place three times a year. We also organize an Adriatic Sailing Week in Croatia and a Lake Balaton Cruise Weekend in Hungary.


Bart’s Bash and VISC Autumn Regatta 2020

12 September 2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – This year we are pleased to bring to you our Bart’s Bash event once again in partnership with Segelschule Hofbauer powered Boats2Sail at the Alte Donau. It will take place on 12 September 2020 and will be held simultaneously with VISC Autumn Regatta. About Bart’s Bash Bart’s Bash is a global charitable sailing race taking […]

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Re-scheduled Spring Regatta 2020

1 August 2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Book now for the VISC 2020 re-scheduled Spring Regatta at the Alte Donau. Regattas at the Alte Donau are always a fun event and are suitable for both seasoned skippers and beginners. We hope to sail at least 3 races and maybe 4 depending on the wind. 10:00 – Registration and briefing 11:00 – First […]

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Summer Regatta 2020

20 June 2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Book now for the VISC 2020 Summer Regatta at the Alte Donau. Regattas at the Alte Donau are always a fun event and are suitable for both seasoned skippers and beginners. We hope to sail at least 3 races and maybe 4 depending on the wind. 10:30 – Registration and briefing 11:30 – First race […]

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Adriatic Sailing Week 2020

24 October 2020 – 31 October 2020 @ All Day – Please read and agree to the attached VISC ASW Booking and payments T&Cs by clicking the box on our booking page. The fees should be paid into the VISC account, purpose “#NAME#-ASW2020” Bank: BAWAG/PSK IBAN: AT85 6000 0102 1028 7200 BIC: BAWAATWW  

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Lake Balaton 2019

4 October 2019 – 6 October 2019 @ All Day – Location: NEW: Révfülöp 2.5 hours from Vienna Close to the iconic Volcanic Hill Boats: planned – two to three boats (from 6m to 10m) Date: October 4- 6 (Friday afternoon – Sunday evening) Friday: Leave VIC – arrive to Révfülöp, dinner Saturday: full day sailing, dinner and wine-tasting Sunday: full day sailing, return to Vienna […]

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Adriatic Sailing Week 2019

20 October 2019 – 26 October 2019 @ All Day – The last VISC sailing event of the year and also the highlight of our sailing calendar is Adriatic Sailing Week. 2019 is no exception, and from 19th to 26th October the VISC will hold the ASW 2019. The location is fixed, the boats are booked, all we now need are the crews and skippers. This […]

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